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229-776-7718 (phone)
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Karen M. Rackley
President / CEO


Downtown Development/Mainstreet Meetings
12/08/2015
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM E

Kiwanis Club Meeting
12/09/2015
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM E

Love Lights a Tree - Worth County Relay for Life
12/10/2015
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM E

Poulan Christmas Parade
12/12/2015
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM E

Worth County Chorus Christmas Concert
12/14/2015
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM E

City of Warwick Council Meeting
12/15/2015
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM E

Worth County High School Band Concert
12/15/2015
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM E

Events Committee Meeting
12/16/2015
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM E

Kiwanis Club Meeting
12/16/2015
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM E

Executive Board Meeting
12/17/2015
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM E

Board of Directors/Ambassadors Meeting
12/17/2015
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM E

Caring/Mentoring Program
12/18/2015
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM E

Georgia Peanut Festival Meeting
12/18/2015
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM E

City of Sylvester Mayor and Council Meeting
12/21/2015
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM E

Family Connections Meeting
12/22/2015
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM E

Membership A-Z

1 of A Kind
100 Mile Peanut Pickin Yardsale
1st Franklin Financial
3 Squares Diner / Paragon Foods
Advantage Realty Partners, LLC
Ag Georgia Farm Credit
Agri-AFC, LLC Sylvester
Albany Area Community Service Board
Albany Tractor Company
Allcare
American Cancer Society
American Nails
American Sunbelt Auctioneers, Inc
Artesian Holdings
Articulate Trend Setting Minds
Ashley's Business Solutions, Inc.
Astro Exterminating Service, Inc
Avon
Banks Funeral Home
Barbara Odom
Barnyard Creations
Becky Geer
Best Friends Humane Society
Billie and Vickie Young
Birdsong Peanuts
Bloomers Floral Design
Brenda McMillan
Brownlee-Bozeman Agency
Bryan and Jordan Body and Paint Shop
Bryce Johnson
Camille Taylor, Century 21, Smith, Branch and Pope LLC
Charlotte Jolley
City of Poulan
City of Sumner
City of Sylvester
City of Warwick
Claven Williams
Coastal Plain CASA, Inc.
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated
Colony Bank of Worth
Colquitt Regional Home Care/Worth County
Combined Insurance
ConAgra Foods BSC AP
Conger LP Gas
Country Bouquet & Bridal Registry
Countryside Animal Clinic
Crop Production Services
Custom Cut Signs & Graphics
Dairy Queen of Sylvester, Inc
Dance Station
David Register
Dental Partners of Southwest Georgia
Destiny Fitness
Dialysis Clinic, Inc
Digital Express Wireless Inc - Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer
Divine Women Social Club
Donna King
Dorothy D. McKellar
Doug Hughes Pest Control
Down Town Sylvester Farmer's Market
Dr. Henry Gordon Davis Jr., MD
Ed Rynders
Elizabeth Mullis
EMC Engineering
Emerald Garden Center
Factory Connection, LLC
Farm Commodities, Inc.
Farmers Home Furniture
Fat Boy's Backyard BBQ & More
First Baptist Church
Fletcher - Yearta Jewelers
Flint River Preserve, LLC
Ford Insurance Agency, Inc
Fred Dent
Futrill Auto Parts, Inc
Gail R. Wiles
Garmon’s Tractor & Landscape Service
Georgia Department of Labor
Georgia Peanut Festival
Georgia Power Company
Gibbs Pecan & Shelling
Glenn's Corner Pharmacy
Globe Financial Services
Green Oaks Center
Greg Sellars
GT Wrecker Service
Gwen Isdell
Hal Carter Construction
Harvest Studio & School of the Arts
HealthPlus Family Practice
Heritage Bank of the South
Housing Authority of City of Sylvester
Hometown Cleaners
Hudson and NeSmith CPA'S
HVAC Control Service Company
J.H. Harvey's Co., LLC
Jackson's Soul Food
Jay Crowe, Attorney at Law, LLC
Jean Brooks
Jefford's Farms
Jenny’s Dress Shop
Jessie's & Salon
Jim Hinton Oil Co. of GA, Inc.
Jimmy Sanders, Inc.
JLA International, Inc
John L Green, Sr.
John McPhaul
Johnson Tax Service
JSA Ag & Lawn, LLC
Jump Start Automotive
JWJ Broadcasting WSIZ/WAYX/WTTY
Karen McDonald
Kentucky Fried Chicken/ Taco Bell
Kiwanis Club of Sylvester
Langdale Chevrolet
Larry Johnson
Lawhorne Storage
Liberty Tax Service
Lizzy B's Twice Loved Baby and Children's Clothing
M & J Farms
M & M Sales, LLC
ManPower
Margaret Jones Public Library
Mary Alice Shipp Community Develop. Corp
Matt Medders
McDonald's of Sylvester
Medders Associates Survey, Inc.
Medders Irrigation, LLC
Mediacom
Melvin J. Powell, Jr.
Men United Club, Inc.
Miss Georgee's Play-Kare
Mitchell EMC
Mobley Gin Company
Montgomery Promotions, Inc
Morris Farms
Moultrie Technical College
NAI TALCOR
NAPA
Natural Solutions Preventive Healthcare
Nell Ford
Nether's
Nethers Old Fashioned Pork Skins, Inc.
New York Life Insurance Company Norman Crowe, Jr.
Norman Park Gin
Oce, A Canon Solution
Olam Edible Nuts/Universal Blanchers
Paradise Estates Apartments
Park Built Body Company
Paul Pro Lawn Service
Peach State Publications
Personal Finance
Phoebe Worth Family Medicine
Phoebe Worth Medical Center
Pic-N-Stitch Embroidery
Pickin' Peanut Antiques
Pine Shadows Manor, Inc.
Pinson Memorial United Methodist Church
Plantation Publishing Company, Inc.
Pope Place Farm Country Store
Popham Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
Poulan Pecan Co., Inc.
Powell Contract Services LLC
Powell's Refrigeration
Pruitt Health - Sylvester
Purchasing Alliance Solutions, Inc.
Rainey Used Cars
Rental Depot
Ridley Monk
Rocking DK Stables
Rocky's Music
Run for your Lungs!
Ruth's Cottage / The Pancake House
Sarah McCrary
Saudia Malachi
Scales, Systems & Automation
Security Finance
Shelly McPhaul
Shiba Food Store
Shipp Shape Lawn Service
Short & Paulk Supply Company
Singletary & Son Tire Company, Inc.
Snipes Piggly Wiggly (Tom Tom Foods)
Southern AG Carriers, Inc
Southern Auto Lock / Montgomery
Southern Express Lube, Inc.
Southern Heritage Woodworks
Southern Pet Cremations
Southern Sky Center for Diverse Arts and Culture, Inc.
Southern Woods Plantation, Inc.
Southland Chrysler, Inc.
Southland Transportation, Inc.
Southwest Georgia Bank
Specialty Sales Company
Stuart Pate State Farm Agency
Subway-Sylvester/SWAJP, LLC
Sumner Egg Festival
Summer Palace
Sumner Peanut Co., Inc.
Sumner Rainbow Farm Services
Sunbelt Ford, Inc.
SunTrust Bank
Superior Machine Works
SWGA Workforce 44
Sylvester Animal Hospital
Sylvester Auto Parts and Supply
Sylvester Computer Guy
Sylvester Farmers Market
Sylvester Inn
Sylvester Plaza, LTD Partnership
Sylvester Printing Company
Sylvester Woman's Club
Sylvester-Worth County Rec Dept
Tabatha DuPriest
The Gift Barn
The Martin News
The Social Butterfly Event Planning
The Sylvester Local News
The Yard Masters
Tifton Termite and Pest Service
Timothy Coley
Total Merchant Services of GA
Tupperware
Tyson Steel Building Products, Inc.
U.P.L.I.F.T.
Venice Meeks
Virginia Andrews
Visions of Sylvester
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Walgreens
Warwick HealthCare
Warwick Septic Tank, Inc.
WC Rams Baseball Boosters
WCHS Achievement Boosters
WCHS Band Boosters
WCHS Future Business Leaders of America
Well Services
Wendy Kennedy
Whittington Roofing
William C. Rouse, Contracting
Williams Insurance Agency, Inc.
Wilmot & Powell LLC
Woodmen of the World
Worth Air Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Worth Building Company
Worth County Board of Education
Worth County Choral Parents Association
Worth County Elementary School
Worth County Extension Service
Worth County Family Connection
Worth County Forestry Queens
Worth County Health Department
Worth County High School Worth County Middle School
Worth County Primary School
Worth County Relay for Life
Worth County Touchdown Club
Worth Finance Corporation
Worth Gin Company, Inc.
Worth Insurance Agency, Inc.
Worthit2u.net
WSWG TV



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The Sylvester Women's Club held their Annual Breakfast with Santa this Saturday at the women's club. The Sylvester Worth County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank them for their donation.  Several of the mornings participates from the event donated toys to go to the Chambers Annual Christmas Clearing House.

Ms. Donna Crowe said she was extremely happy with the attendance and support of of the event and is already looking forward to planning it for next year. Ms. Donna Crowe and Ms. Betsy Davis are members of the Sylvester Women's Club and they largely spearheaded the return of this event. They wanted to share their love of all that is Christmas with children and what better way to do it than by hosting a Breakfast with Santa! They had over 150 reservations and Santa was kept quite busy.

Ms. Crowe said they couldn't have pulled it off without the help of their husbands Norman Crowe and Billy Davis, their women's club members, Ms. Mary Houstin, Ms. Emily Thompson, Ms. Terri Spurlin, and others like Ms Tabatha Duprist and Ms. Ann Goldinger who helped decorate and helped throughout the morning. Nettie and Eric Hatcher from Harvest Studios, and their elves, who provided music and help from their awesome elves, Josh and Melody Beckstrom, who took photos with Santa and of course Santa!  To say they were quite successful is an understatement!

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The Chamber offers internship opportunities for college and graduate students in government affairs, event marketing and communications, and finance. Applications are still being accepted for fall internships. For a list of positions and application instructions, please click here.

Our Chamber Committees In Action
 

The Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce held its 2nd Annual Board retreat on December 4, 2015. The purpose of the retreat was to initiate incoming Directors and Ambassadors to the Chamber's mission and vision, and to formulate the Chamber's 2016 Program of Work and Committee commitments. The current 2015 Executive Board facilitated the event. Chair Mr. Kyle Tomlinson welcomed the new Directors and Ambassadors, discussed the mission and organization of the Chamber, and explained the importance of membership. Treasurer Josh Beckstrom explained the Chamber's inner workings, website, and Program of Work, as well as the Finances and Budget of the Chamber. Secretary Karon Willis described the Keys to becoming a successful Director/Ambassador along with Board Etiquette. Vice Chair Kim Gilman wrapped up the morning session's facilitation by discussing the importance of developing a winning volunteer leadership team and introducing the committee structure of the Chamber.

Prior to the lunch break, Secretary Karon Willis regretfully announced her resignation from the upcoming 2016 Board. Karon felt she would be unable to fulfill her duties as an incoming Vice Chair due to her inability to make several planned meeting dates. Karon then introduced the new incoming 2016 Executive Board. Chair - Kim Gilman of Phoebe Worth Medical Center, Vice Chair - Josh Beckstrom of Sylvester Computer Guy, Secretary - Tony Bell of Coca Cola, Treasurer Gina Connell of Worth County Health Department, and Past Chair Kyle Tomlinson of Snipes Piggly Wiggly. Incoming Chair Kim Gilman recognized Karon for her hard work with the Chamber, presented her with a token of the Chamber's appreciation, left the door open for her to return, and then welcomed Gina Connell to the Executive Board.

Returning Directors joined the initiates for lunch and the afternoon session. Karon Willis began the session with a Leadership Ice Breaker exercise and an open discussion that challenged the group to come up with a Leadership definition for 2016, which produced the following collaborative statement: Leadership is challenging and rewarding, involving a comprehensive vision led by committed, accountable people striving for diversity, knowledge and the wellness of the community. The session continued with current committee Chairs having the opportunity to talk to the group about the mission and vision of each committee. Each Director/Ambassador was asked to pick at least two committees to serve on.

Following the conclusion of the retreat, Incoming Vice-Chair Josh Beckstrom welcomed everyone to the dinner reception, where friends and family joined the Retreat participants and enjoyed a superbly catered dinner and an evening of fellowship. Incoming Past Chair Chris Shipp led an invocation and the pledge. President/CEO Karen Rackley recognized the incoming 2016 Board of Directors and Ambassadors, whose induction will be held at the Chamber's Annual Dinner on January 28, 2016. Dinner music was provided by Rocky Duckworth of Rocky's Music.

Gratitude was continually expressed for the sponsors of the retreat: Phoebe Worth Medical Center - Dinner Sponsor, Leadership Worth - Lunch Sponsor, Shipp Shape Lawn Service - Breakfast Sponsor, Sylvester Computer Guy - Slide Show Sponsor, and the Sylvester-Worth County Chamber.

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The Worth County Unit of the American Cancer Society will hold its 27th Annual “Love Lights a Tree” program on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. on the courthouse lawn. All cancer survivors, families, and friends are invited to attend this special celebration of life. Special music will be provided by the Worth County Primary School chorus and Pastor Donnie Wright will be the guest speaker. A reception for cancer survivors and their families will be held in the courthouse grand jury room at 5:00 p.m. prior to the tree lighting ceremony.  

Donations in honor or memory of friends and loved ones are $5.00 per name and may be taken or mailed to the Sylvester/Worth County Chamber of Commerce office located at 122 N. Main Street. For names to be included in the program, please make donations prior to December 1. 

Checks should be made payable to the American Cancer Society. So that acknowledgement cards may be sent, also enclose the following information: your name and mailing address, name and address of each person honored, name and address of a family member of each person memorialized.

For more information contact Julie Sumner, Worth County Chairperson, at (229) 347-2298. Download Form HERE.


The Choirs of Worth county Middle School and Worth County High School invite you to attend their Christmas Concert at Unity Baptist Church on December 14, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. Special Guests WCES 5th Grade Chorus and Worth County Chorus Alumni

Contact Lesi Holton, lholton@worthschools.net229-776-8620



 

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WCMS Jr. Beta Club is selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Glazed are $6, chocolate are $7. Orders are due by Tuesday morning and pick up will be on Thursday. Delivery will be made to WC schools around 2:00 on Thursday. If you would like to order please email arachels@worthschools.net by Tuesday morning at 8:30.​


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